If I was forced to choose a single shaving brand, god forbid, for the rest of my life it would have to be Proraso. For one thing Proraso has a great balance between, quality, price and overall experience. Another reason being that Proraso Green was the first proper wet shaving product that I have ever used, and as a result it has a special place in my wet shaving heart. So when I received my tube of Proraso Blue I was pumped to get to it and as expected I wasn’t let down. In fact I will have to say it has displaced Proraso Green as my go to Proraso cream.
Before even building a lather I knew that I was going to love this cream. The Proraso Blue has what I would describe a true manly smell too it. Maybe not your typical North American type manly smell, but your Old World manly smell. Let’s say it has a classiness to it that is missing from the main stream shave creams that currently dominate the market. It has a freshness to it. Some may argue that it is a bit medicinal, but it has just the right balance for me. If I had to tell you what it actually smells like I would have to say it has a bit of a liquorice scent to it. Compared to the Green line the Blue line has a much more subtle smell too it. So if you are thinking of the Green line – stop – because you can’t compare the two, at least not when it comes to scent.
What can I say about the lather of the Proraso Blue other than it was, as expected, fantastic. A nice creamy lather, that was easy to build – on my face or in a bowl. Great cushion, a wonderful slick surface for my razor to glide along, and although it is becoming a bit more difficult to tell with the introduction of my face cleansing routine, the Proraso Blue does a great job at moisturising as well . And all for a great price.
If you enjoy wet shaving and are looking for something affordable, with a clean classics scent, that will provide you with a great shave then you owe it to yourself to give the Proraso Blue a try. I might even venture to say that this shave cream is an example of what makes wet shaving great. Comments are open, have your say:
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